Maxime was born in Cannes, France, in the beautiful French Riviera region. After a year at engineering school, he decided to change his focus to physical oceanography. Maxime graduated from a double Bachelor degree of Oceanography (Skema, France) and Marine Science (Hons) in Brisbane. During his time in Brisbane, Maxime became attached to Australia and its lifestyle, which he says perfectly fits his personality. In 2016, he graduated with a Master’s degree in geophysics fluid dynamics from the University of Pierre and Marie Curie in Paris. He completed his Master’s internship in Brisbane with CSIRO, looking at the intra-annual variability of the northwest shelf of Australia and its impact on the local coastal current (Holloway current). ​In 2017, he was accepted as a PhD in Quantitative Marine Science with UTAS, based at CSIRO in Perth.